A Woodland Walk

Yesterday we went for a walk in the woods. The moment I step on the path, I feel enveloped in a hush, a quiet that I don’t know in my regular day to day world. To me, the woods are a sacred place where everything is as it should be and “being” is the way of life. A deep calm permeates my whole being with every step along my woodland journey.

The ladyslippers, orchids of the woodland, are in full bloom under the trees. We found this beauty in a ray of sunlight, like she was on stage taking her bows. Oh, what treasures we find as we go deeper along our path.

I love the way the light plays amongst the leaves, giving it that dappled appearance.

I found this little hidden place at the base of a tree. Why am I so drawn to trees these days? Their strength, their majesty, their rootedness. I think of all of these qualities as I lay down the beads on my March journal page. As predicted, I didn’t get much done at my guild meeting but I had some time last night to work on it and, hopefully, some time this evening, too. I’m still considering what to do about the roots and the sides of the tree. I want to hang a couple of dangly roots to symbolize my inner feeling of rootlessness. Maybe a suggestion of branches since my main focus was on the bark texture and knots. I’m also thinking of what lies ahead for my April page. An image of a heart inside of a house is starting to form in my mind.

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6 comments on “A Woodland Walk

  1. Acey says:

    What a beautiful lady slipper, Karen. And how true it is that we find special treasures and we “go deeper along our path.” Haven’t seen any lady slippers yet but your post inspires me to take a walk in the place where I know they most like to grow …

  2. artandtea says:

    Thanks Acey! Enjoy your woodland walk and the ladyslippers. I hope you discover many special treasures there!

  3. dave says:

    none of my ladyslipper pictures were in focus 😦

  4. artandtea says:

    Awww, I’m so sorry to hear that. We’ll have to go for another walk this weekend!

  5. Steph W says:

    These are marvelous photos. I especially love the ladyslipper – I’ve only seen them a few times in my life. The peace you find in the woods carries through here!

  6. artandtea says:

    Thanks Steph, it was such a wonderful experience and I love taking photos!

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